Tag: mental health

Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Realising that there’s a name for how you’re feeling and there’s a label for being the you that you’ve fought your whole life against is somewhat refreshing. Yet, totally terrifying all at once. You see, I like people. And I love being social. And … …

Guest Post: How I found meaning and happiness through simple living

Guest Post: How I found meaning and happiness through simple living

I realised that things needed to change for my family when I watched my eldest son, who was just five at the time, ripping wrapping of his ridiculously large pile of Christmas presents.  As he finished tearing away the paper, he would take a quick …

43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

I’m so over seeing lists of habits that say they are gonna change your life! … but this gal has done some hard yards in this life and I can tell you one thing… that these habits are worth reading! Even picking a small handful …

7 Self-care journal prompts for the life you deserve

7 Self-care journal prompts for the life you deserve

I was speaking to a new friend who has been on the front lines of Covid19 yesterday about this lockdown. How, while it’s complete shit, and no one would wish this on any nation, it has had it’s silver linings. We’ve been forced to assess …

Guest Post: Caring for yourself, an essential part of caring for others

Guest Post: Caring for yourself, an essential part of caring for others

I’m Jacqui O’Connor. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, working with women and families and in psychosocial nurse management. Through lived experience, I’ve discovered the benefits of working with mindfulness and healing modalities and find joy in sharing the tools I’ve mastered with …

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

I’ve been somewhat surprised at my reaction… or maybe lack of… to this lockdown… I’ve been calm and reasoned, present, connected and hopeful. My anxiety has been low, very low and I am sleeping well. The family is all getting on well and we seem …

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew

My gorgeous and talented friend Kristie Macaulay is a pro foodie… she’s owned and managed many, many great food establishments right here in NZ.  Her Youvetsi Lamb & Orzo Stew caught my eye! She got the recipe from her friends mum who spends her Summers …

Leadership and vulnerability during Covid19

Leadership and vulnerability during Covid19

I’ve always tried to lead with my heart. Opt for relationships first, above all else. After all, we are all human right? And if nothing else we are all doing our best to make our way in this world. For the most part, this has …

How to tame your anxiety in uncertain times

How to tame your anxiety in uncertain times

Anxiety sucks. And right now, for many women it sucks bad. I’m not sure why, but over these past weeks, I’ve actually been super calm and centered… maybe it’s because I feel well prepared? Or maybe it’s because I’m continuing to do those things I …

How I’m returning to a simpler life

How I’m returning to a simpler life

While its a tough ask to find silver linings right now amidst such uncertainty and sadness, it’s important that we remember to regularly take ourselves out of our negative feelings. It’s OK to feel all the feels. It’s also OK to put them on pause …